Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper’s 10 Best Movies

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper’s best role may be as an weapons-obsessed, semi-homicidal raccoon, but the actor has put together a solid list of performances in which he is not knee-high and betailed.  When Alias exploded on ABC, everyone thought Jennifer Garner was going to be the breakout star from the cast, but, over the years, Cooper has emerged as the most talented member of that fantastic ensemble cast.  He’s hit or miss as a leading man, with his best solo performance undoubtedly being sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper.  Where Cooper shines is as part of an ensemble.  He works best when paired with other high caliber actors (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and can easily do drama, comedy, or action.  His achievement with Rocket is not glib praise.  Cooper completely transforms his voice to play one of the MCU’s most popular characters and manages to make a character that is silly in concept, a hysterical, often moving example of voice acting at its finest. With A Star is Born, Cooper added A-list director to his repertoire, taking his career in a direction akin to that of Clint Eastwood. Cooper has a bright future in front of the camera and behind it.

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Bradley Cooper’s 10 Best Movies
1. American Sniper (2014) Chris Kyle
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Rocket
3. American Hustle (2013) Richie DiMaso
4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Rocket
5. Alias (2001-2006, ABC) Will Tippin
6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Rocket

 7. A Star is Born (2018) Jackson Maine
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Ben
9. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Pat
10. The Hangover (2009) Phil

Honorable Mention:  Wedding Crashers (2005) Sack Lodge 

Bradley Cooper in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (7): Silver Linings Playbook (2013), American Hustle (2014), American Sniper (2015 – Actor & Producer), A Star is Born (2019 – Producer, Actor, Screenplay)

Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Golden Globe Wins (0): None

Golden Globe Nominations (4): Silver Linings Playbook (2013), American Hustle (2014), A Star is Born (2019 – Director, Actor)

Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in American Hustle

Emmy Wins (0): None 

Emmy Nominations (0): None 

My Favorite Cooper Scene:
“Prison Break” from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born

Next Film
: Cooper returns to the MCU for his fourth go-round as Rocket in April’s Avengers: Endgame.

6 thoughts on “Bradley Cooper’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. I like him a lot. And between American Hustle, American Sniper, Silver Linings Playbook, and all his MCU work, he’s been in quite a few of my favorite films in recent years. Everyone in American Hustle was transcendent. God I love that movie. Cooper IS a great ensemble guy, and yet I don’t understand why he doesn’t get cast as a leading man more, because he has what it takes. He was awesome in American Sniper, and American Sniper was awesome, though the material was a bit Hollywoodized and sanitized (I really would like to think that some of what Kyle said in the memoir was just bravado, and that Eastwood talked to the man’s poor widow, and that the movie was accurate too).

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    1. Well, as awesome as American Sniper is, Cooper has had a ton of bombs as a leading man, and I think he just works better off of other actors’ energy. Sniper is, by far, his best performance, though.


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